The Ocean Blue have released a video for the next single off of the amazing album Kings And Queens / Knaves and Thieves. The video is for the track Paraguay, My Love which has a definitive Ocean Blue sound to it.
Have you ever gone to a concert where a warm up band, that you were previously unfamiliar with, steals the show? That just happened at this weeks James / Psychedelic Furs concert in Detroit. LA band Dear Boy was the opener.
Friday can’t get here soon enough, as that marks the release of the new album from The Ocean Blue – King And Queens / Knave And Thieves. To help get us through the wait, the band has release the third single from the album called It Takes So Long.
Two weeks ago we debuted the new single from The Ocean Blue, Kings And Queens, off their forthcoming album “Kings And Queens / Knaves And Thieves”. Today, we are treated with a video for the second single called All The Way Blue. This is a clear example of a band that went away for a…
On June 21, The Ocean Blue will release their first new album in six years called Kings And Queens / Knaves and Thieves. The first single is called Kings And Queens and the video debuted yesterday.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their critically acclaimed Tiger Bay album, Saint Etienne is releasing a limited edition box set on May 17th.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Indie Pop. This is a great collection of upbeat pop tunes with a little twang, a little twee and a little synth.
This one got super interesting from the get-go. Opening with a syncopated drum beat that could have been lifted from a Spector-era Girl Group, shortly after to be joined by a bass line hearkening to Joy Division’s Transmission and then Synths?
Love Dies, the latest single from Sweden’s Club is a thing of ethereal beauty. From the moment Karolina Komstedt’s gorgeous vocals usher the track in, you are swept along on the loveliest, fluffiest cloud imaginable. Johan Angergård’s light and airy synths lift things to a dreamy, romantic plain.
The remix by Modular adds synthy overtones and backbeats to the track (I went back and found the original was pretty damn good in its own right). Cort’s smooth vocals evoke memories of Tim Burgess (The Charlatans UK) and Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream)
The new track falls squarely into the perhaps overused genre term of Chillwave and appropriates the same space as hometown boys Small Black. Originally a member of Beach Fossils, alongside Zachary Cole Smith who also left the band to form DIIV, Peña has done the Captured Tracks label proud with a couple of full length releases. Intent foreshadows the LP Designer, scheduled for late 2015.
There is indeed a warm staccato style of bass and guitar sound here which is highly reminiscent of the Smiths at their peak – Moon Tapes has mastered this particular brand of textured aural and emotional complexity, but give it their own unique spin. There isn’t quite Morrissey’s lyrical dexterity, but the plaintive angst vocalist Joep Meyer brings to the song is spot-on. Essentially, this is the Smiths without the hubris.